Book and coffee lovers keep pouring into Ada’s Technical Books and Café for its wonderful atmosphere. However, customers aren’t the only ones giving Ada’s attention. The bookstore and café has now garnered recognition from a number of sources near and far.
Ada’s on May 13 received honors at the Historic Seattle Preservation Awards in the category of Preserving Neighborhood Character. The organization was impressed by the old craftsman house’s transformation. Present at the event were Danielle and David Hulton, Ada’s owners; Jeff Pelletier, Ryan Adanalian and Robert Mech of Board and Vellum, the architecture firm; and Jason Legat, Ricky Bribiesca and Matt Everett of Model Remodel. The Model Remodel staff expressed what good company they were in, both in the nice group that attended the ceremony and in the company of the other project winners.
Ada’s also received a citation from the prestigious Residential Architect Design Awards (RADA) in the light commercial category. One juror said he liked the “playfulness and quirkiness” of Ada’s, and another said it was “a very fully considered space at all levels of design.” It was a high honor for all parties involved.
Finally, the Gold Nugget Awards has recognized Ada’s, too. The project received a merit award in the category of rehab commercial/industrial project. Merit winners received the top votes by judges and are the finalists for the Grand Award, which the organization will announce June 26.
As time goes on, we at Model Remodel look forward to more industry professionals and everyday customers discovering the beauty of Ada’s Technical Books and Café.